Deadbeat at Dawn

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Deadbeat at Dawn

35.00

Benjamin Marra

4 color silkscreen print on 110lb archival paper.
18 x 24 inches.
Hand pulled.

In 1988, 21-year-old Jim Van Bebber took his student loan money, dropped out of film school and decided to invest his limited savings in a nonstop action-packed gore-and-sex-filled street gang flick, shot on 16mm in Dayton, Ohio. The end result is everything we love about testosterone movies from the ‘80s, executed with love, skill, and excellence on the tiniest of budgets, done without a trace of irony. Van Bebber isn’t just a natural filmmaker—starring, writing, directing, and editing—he’s an all-around badass. That’s him up on the screen wielding nunchucks and hurling shurikens with the skill that comes from hours upon hours of front-lawn practice. That’s him risking his life and doing his own crazy stunts (jumping off dams, rappelling down shopping mall parking lots) with the kind of stupidity that only comes with youth—and yes, that’s him giving his emotional all in every scene with true metalhead angst, like a hesher without a cause. 

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